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Human Resources Analyst Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Analysts in the United States is around $52K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K each, total incomes of Human Resources Analysts generally range from $38K to $74K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Analysts making up 74 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$37,773 - $73,275
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,290
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$15.08 - $29.80
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$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,773 - $73,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,921  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,795  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,502 - $73,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 822
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $44.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,921  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,795  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,502 - $73,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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Human Resources Analysts who transition into a Human Resources Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $78K per year. As Human Resources Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Human Resources Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $58K per year. Another common career choice for Human Resources Analysts is to move into a Human Resources Generalist role. Typically, Human Resources Generalists get paid $47K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Human Resources Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Project Management, Benefits & Compensation, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Spanish Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $54K on average. Human Resources Analysts see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Human Resources Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location


For Human Resources Analysts, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Human Resources Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), New York (+14 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Nashville, which sits 28 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Baton Rouge and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Project Management
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Benefits & Compensation
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Data Analysis
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Human Resources
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National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
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Powerpoint
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Recruiting
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Oracle
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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